The Spiritual Significance of the Sailboat

“It’s smooth sailing all the way with God of the Angel Armies.” – Psalm 84:12 (MSG) Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book – The Purpose Driven Life – claims that in order for any individual or organization to achieve success they need a picture, or symbol, that captures the essence of their mission. If […]

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“The Angelus”, Work, and Worship

The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859     A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship.  One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks.     Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]

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Y – Yellow Paradox

    Color adds so much more to our world than mere beauty… it enhances the meaning and truth within everything it touches.  Have you ever thought of the rich, eternal conflict which lies within each color?  In order to capture the conflict and tension buried deep within the color yellow, I used a diamante […]

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Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review

“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art.  It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]

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Christian Artist Feature – Michael Henderson and the Living Art Project

The planned scope of the paintings will combine into a kind of contemplative space for people to encounter God for themselves. I can’t wait to see them. – Michael Frost, Author, Morling Theological College, Sydney This project takes the viewer on a visual journey of God’s love and sacrifice, his faithfulness and mercy, juxtaposed with […]

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Coloring Outside the Lines

“Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.” – Psalm 37:24 Mistakes.  Oh, how we hate to get caught making mistakes! The mere thought of it used to paralyze me.  (Yes, I was that kid standing in the candy aisle for hours, terrified of making the wrong choice!) […]

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